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Rihanna Pledges $15M for Climate Equality

Rihanna is pledging $15 million to fight climate change and environmental inequity, through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, naming it after her grandparents. Its first major tackle was Hurricane Sandy, when the CLF supported relief efforts by the Food Bank of NYC throughout New England. This latest […]

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Black Churches Get the Help They Need

Black churches get a helping hand this week, in the form of a $20 million donation. The Preserving Black Churches Project, run by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, was started by the National Trust for Historical Preservation in 2017. It is, by the numbers, the largest ever attempt to preserve and restore sites […]

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Anta Billionaire Clan Donates $1.2B

The Anta billionaire clan in China is donating nearly $1.2 billion in stock shares to a community development foundation. The Anta billionaire clan is made up of the Ding family, four men who jointly control Anta Sports, one of the largest sportswear businesses in the world. Chairman Ding Shizong, his brother deputy chairman Ding Shijia […]

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The Earth Fund Puts $443M to Climate Change

The Earth Fund, Jeff Bezos’s charitable organization, donated nearly half a billion dollars to climate groups this week. Bezos has faced substantial criticism recently from environmental groups for his space tourism efforts. While Blue Origin’s hydrogen-burning rockets are cleaner than SpaceX’s kerosene-fueled ones, at least at the point of launch, they’re still an emissions nightmare, […]

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Dell Foundation Pledges $38M for Austin Homeless

The Dell Foundation is helping to tackle homelessness in Austin, Texas with a $38 million pledge to help build micro-homes. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, legacy of the founder of Dell Technologies and his wife, is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty, tackling issues such as education, healthcare, and food […]

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Obama Foundation Receives $100M Donation

The Obama Foundation has received its largest donation yet – $100 million from billionaire Jeff Bezos. The Barack Obama Foundation was founded in 2014 to continue former President Obama’s work after he left the White House. It oversees the ongoing creation of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will be a community center in Chicago […]

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Fair Fight Action Gives $1.34M to Fight Medical Debt

Fair Fight Action announced early Wednesday, October 27, that it has donated $1.34 million to the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt. The money will be used to wipe out the medical debts of over 100,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Combined, their debt has a face value of $212 million. The money comes […]

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First Americans Museum Gets $2M Donation

The First Americans Museum in Oklahoma has been given a much-needed infusion of funds, with a $2 million donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). The First Americans Museum was begun in a storefront in the 1990s as the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. It began construction on its […]

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Kroger Donates $1M to Victims of Store Shooting

Kroger, the grocery giant, is donating $1 million to the survivors of a deadly shooting in one of their locations in Collierville, Tennessee, which occurred just over a week ago. On Saturday morning, September 23, a man walked into the grocery store and opened fire. He injured 15 people, killed one, and then turned his gun […]

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Inspiration4 Raises $160M for Children’s Hospital

Inspiration4 was the first crewed orbital mission to take no astronauts, only tourists. The SpaceX flight was chartered by Jared Isaacman, a billionaire defense contractor and pilot. Aside from being a feather in the cap of the four passengers, the flight aboard the Crew Dragon Resilience was meant to raise awareness, support, and funds for […]